Ronda, a town in the Malaga province, is the oldest and largest of the white hill towns of Andalusia, Spain. This pretty town is built atop a deep ravine, El Tajo, spanned by an impressive 18th Century bridge, the Puente Nuevo. On the south side of the bridge is the Moorish quarter La Ciudad, with its narrow streets, mosques, and palaces. On the north side of the gorge, you’ll find the modern Mercadillo quarter, perched atop steep cliffs, with parks and promenades overlooking the surrounding mountains. Tour the Arab Baths, the country’s best-preserved Moorish baths. Visit the bullring where the Romero family established modern bullfighting. Walk along beautiful Alameda del Tajo, a park featuring tree-lined promenades and panoramic balconies suspended over a cliff. Stop for souvenirs, including Ronda’s famous cow-themed T-shirts and jewelry at Calle la Bola, the main shopping street. Dine on a variety of sandwiches, tapas, and pastries paired with excellent red and white wines at a local restaurant.
El Tajo Gorge
Oldest Bullring in Spain
Ronda Church Santa Maria
Don Bosco House
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